Space Camp Huntsville & Los Angeles

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                      Space Camp Huntsville & Los Angeles
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                      Space Camp Huntsville & Los Angeles
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                      Space Camp Huntsville & Los Angeles

The Concept

The highlight of this incredible 9-day tour features a stay at Space Camp, where students spend time living as an astronaut. Students will participate in hands-on workshops featuring science, engineering, aviation and space exploration as they are immersed in the world of astronaut simulators and outdoor programs. They will also visit shuttle from Mission 26 at the California Science Museum. 

Students will spend time in the Orbiter, exploring Space Station and Mission Control simulators and the archaeological site in LA participating in their many hands-on workshops relevant to your school curriculum.

Itinerary Day By Day

DAY 1 AUSTRALIA – HUNTSVILLE (SUNDAY) (D)

Check in for your flight to Huntsville, Alabama. Fly to Dallas Fort Worth to connect with your flight to Huntsville. On arrival meet a Space Camp representative and transfer by coach to Space Camp, where you will register for your weeklong experience. Accommodation will be in dormitory style rooms purpose designed for school groups. Dinner included.

DAYS 2 – 5 HUNTSVILLE (B,L,D)

Spend the week living the life of an astronaut! The Space Camp program is specifically designed for students and tailored to suit all year levels and curriculums. Students will experience real-life Astronaut training and spend time rotating through the Orbiter, Space Station and Mission Control simulators. Design and test a virtual Mars Rover utilising computer and engineering skills. Experience the weightlessness of gravity through underwater scuba diving (age restrictions apply) and flight simulators.

DAY 6 HUNTSVILLE – LOS ANGELES (B,D)

After breakfast, participate in the Advanced Space Academy Astronaut Graduation Ceremony. Transfer by coach to the airport and check in for your flight to Los Angeles, California. On arrival, transfer by coach to your hotel. Dinner included.

DAY 7 LOS ANGELES (B,D)

After breakfast transfer to The California Science Center which offers fun and informative exhibits presented in interactive worlds. Through hands-on experiences in the galleries, learn about human inventions and innovations, the life processes of living things and more. The Science Center also features fantastic special exhibitions that change all the time. Visit includes the space shuttle from Mission 26. In the afternoon undertake a fun guided tour of Hollywood to see famous sites of Hollywood movie stars. Return to your hotel. Dinner included.

DAY 8 LOS ANGELES (B,D)

After breakfast, today is a free day at your teachers’ discretion. You may choose to visit either Universal Studios or Disneyworld (entrance fees and transport not included). Dinner included.

DAY 9 LOS ANGELES– AUSTRALIA (B,D)

After breakfast transfer to the Brea Tar Pits, the world’s most famous Ice Age fossil excavation site, located in the heart of LA. It is an active dig site which attracts visitors from around the world. Here you can witness discoveries made daily in this archaeological site, undertake an excavator tour and see Palaeontology in action at The Fossil Lab. In the afternoon visit one of LA’s famous beach areas like Venice Beach or Santa Monica for some fun and shopping. In the evening transfer to the airport for your flight home.

DAY 10 IN FLIGHT

DAY 11 ARRIVE AUSTRALIA

Subject to airline schedules

Inclusions
  • Return international economy airfares including pre-paid taxes and charges
  • Return airport coach transfers
  • 5 nights’ dormitory accommodation at Space Camp in Huntsville, Alabama, including breakfast, lunch and dinner daily (Teachers accommodated at a 3-star hotel within walking distance)
  • 3 nights, 3-star hotel accommodation in Los Angeles, twin share including breakfast daily
  • 4 days Advanced Space Academy training at the U.S. Space and Rocket Centre, Huntsville, Alabama
  • Graduation Ceremony and Graduation Certificate
  • Full-day coaching in Los Angeles
  • Entrance to California Science Museum including interactive exhibits
  • Half-day guided tour of Hollywood
  • Entrance to La Brea Tar Pits Archaeological Museum